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Been on the Internet since before there was an Internet. Remember UUCP, news feeds, and Gopher?


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comment How to stop browser from rejecting my downloads?
Browser side, done to protect the user as this is commonly used to deliver malware, you have no control and I don't want you to be able to bypass it. Especially with zip files... No Cryptolocker delivery enablement here please. Choose another method of delivery.
Aug
13
comment SEO - Is it right that only 20% of visitors come on the homepage?
@Anonymous - It's also why an effective site search sells more product. They don't want your home page and they don't want your site navigation. Just gimme! <grin> It's why most SEO dudes who call telling you they ran your website through WooRank often miss the boat. They often sell SEO optimization for home pages, not individual product pages that need to rank high for their specific subject, just like blog articles...
Aug
8
comment SEO? Client worried about negative news story about his business at the top of Google search
And we've successfully prosecuted three of these, one defamation and two slander cases. Slander and defamation with intent to damage business are not free speech (lies don't count as such) and in the rulings there are binding directives from the judge barring the defendants against even commenting on the cases with damages to be levied in such case. It's all in the proof, provide solid evidence (all the research you can provide on every little niggle and post from the offending party as often the intent is in the little smirky places, not the big lie itself). We've been awarded court costs.
Jul
30
comment Google is not picking up meta description approximately 50 percent of the time on our website
Google "optionally" uses the Meta Description content. If their algorithm finds other content on the page to be more relevant, they will return that as the snippet sample text. You don't force Google to do anything. That's why Meta Keywords is ignored and Meta Description only provides pretty, but no weighting towards search relevance.
Jul
29
revised How can I add my website to DMOZ?
spelling and enough to get it to submit
Jul
29
suggested suggested edit on How can I add my website to DMOZ?
Jul
29
comment How can I add my website to DMOZ?
D-who? O that thing. Directories were, the world moved on, now they aren't... It's a decade too late to get any use out of DMOZ. I remember working hard to get listed, about 5 years later, it had already started to steamily compost.
Jul
27
comment Transferred hosting and website not online for 2 weeks during transition - will this affect search results?
webmasters.stackexchange.com/questions/13914/… - Short Term vs Long Term
Jul
22
comment Why is the PageRank for my website listed as “unavailable” in this tool?
All the tools that queried Google for pagerank quit working a long time ago as Google quit making it available. Don't know where this is supposedly deriving it from, but it ain't Google so it's likely road apples found on a full-moon lit night at a crossroads at midnight.
Jul
16
awarded  Yearling
Jul
7
answered How do websites like trafficestimate.com and digsitesvalue estimate web traffic
Jul
1
comment How quickly can expect that my new site will get ranked by Alexa?
Alexa is breathlessly used by SEO snakeoil salesmen. I find snakeoil to be both expensive, unpalatable and useless. Another good indicator you've got a snakeoil salesman is when they chime in that your website is ranking poorly in Google because you're missing Meta Keywords. <big grin>
Jul
1
comment Site has propagated on all browsers except Chrome?
Yep, this is a #1 issue where clearing the browser cache doesn't fix the problem. If other browsers on the computer still point to the old site, first run the console command ipconfig /flushdns so the OS dns cache is refreshed. Then you find Chrome still is stuck and you clear its internal dns cache.
Jul
1
comment Do keywords relate to words on your page?
So, what's the point, if the search engines don't use the Meta? It becomes a useless discussion on an item no longer used. Doesn't matter what you stick in it, it bears no relation to anything. In that case, what you propose is a time waster based on wishful thinking.
Jun
29
comment Not my Rich Snippets
Or the internal guy knows their business model and marketing focus a lot better than an outside third party and they implemented it themselves. I've been in SEO discussions where I've been told "I was just looking at your website" only to find they had a profound lack of knowledge either of our website or our true business focus. If you're not in their industry, they may also feel that they need somebody with an actual direct interest, knowledge and experience to properly implement their SEO. Most SEO is knowledgeable copywriting, not keyword plugging.
Jun
23
comment MS Bing web crawler out of control causing our site to go down
@blunders - and since Bing, Google and Yandex are the majority traffic sources on our website, we have to survive all of them scanning our website simultaneously. Guess what happens to Baidu here --> Scrapheap. Heh, statement still holds true that your website will need to withstand being indexed by the web crawlers you choose to let in or it is no website at all.
Jun
23
answered Should you let Googlebot crawl and index your entire site before updating it again?
Jun
23
answered How do I set “Starting at : $12” value for a Grouped product in Magento?
May
7
comment What research methods could I use to determine the keyword(s) I should use for my site?
Use the search function logging on your website to find out what people are really using to look for on your website. Those are your keywords. Optimize the whole site with specific pages for specific topics.
May
4
comment Is there any way to get keywords about a website
Meta Keyword is a WOMBAT (waste of money, brains and time). Let your competitors do SEO NOPs. The Meta Keyword faded into history a long time ago when porn sites found that putting "Oshkosh bGosh" in the keyword list netted them post pregnancy fathers and the search engines decided the only use for the meta was spamming.